We have a variety of ways to help you keep up-to-date in your areas of interest, clinical and non-clinical.
KnowledgeShare is our targeted current awareness service. We’ll let you know when we find high-impact publications in your area, including guidelines, policy and high-level research evidence. Alerts are emailed out every fortnight. Your KnowledgeShare profile can be created to be as broad or specific as you need, and can be updated if your interests change. For example, you could receive all alerts on obstetrics or limit to only receive items related to gestational diabetes. KnowledgeShare contains summarised evidence; you will not be inundated with primary research articles.
Bulletins are monthly email updates of relevant recent publications. They are available on the following topics: breast surgery; critical care; falls; general practice; & health management (daily).
Updates are only produced twice a year and provide a summary of the evidence across broader subject areas: audiology; coronary care; dermatology; dietetics; infection control; occupational therapy; ophthalmology; physiotherapy; and speech & language therapy.
Follow the Library Blog and keep up-to-date with news from the library and relevant health stories.
Set up a Twitter profile and ‘follow’ organisations and individuals with similar interests. Each time they send a ‘tweet’ you will see it on your profile. It is useful for general professional and personal interests.
Follow the Library on Twitter and keep up-to-date with news from the library and relevant health news stories.
Journal database alerts
Create and run an evidence search in one of the databases (e.g. Medline, Cinahl, etc). When you save the search you can create an alert. You will then receive automatic updates to the search results at regular intervals. For complex clinical or professional interests this is a good way to keep your updates very specific.
These are electronic tables of content which are emailed to you when a new issue of the journal is published. For key journals in your field this is a great way to keep up-to-date. Most alerts include links to the abstract of the article, and the full-text if you have a subscription.
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Page last updated 7/12/17